The second round of the Light Car Club of Tasmania Super Sprint Championship was held at Symonns Plains Raceway on March 17th. A field of 25 cars taking part in 15 timed sessions across the day of activity.
With competitors divided into four classes, the competition is tight, most drivers utilizing a majority of runs for the day to establish their best time.
Class A (0 – 1600cc)
In Class A it was Steve Martin who took home the victory in his Mk 1 Ford Cortina with a best lap of 1:12.25 recorded in the eleventh session of the day. The lap pipping Austin Healey Sprite driver Michael Sullivan by 0.3 of a second. In third place Geffrey Parker set a 1:23.6 best time in his PRB Clubman 1600.
Class B (1601 – 2000cc & Turbo Class A)
Richard Thimm took home class honours in Class B with a 1:06.68 best lap in his Mazda 3, setting his best time in session 4 it would not be bettered all day. Paul Waddingham piloted a Ford Escort to second with a 1:19.19 while third went to Peter Brumby in a Ford Escort RS 2000 with a 1:24.84
Class C (6 Cylinder & Turbo Class B)
The Subaru WRX Sti RA of Bill Rattray was too quick for the other competitors in Class C with a best time of 58.95s around the Symmons Plains circuit. The time set very early on in session two stood all day, with second place Grant Medwin and his Toyota Sprinter producing a 1:04.42 in session seven. Behind them Ian Green put down a 1:08.65 in his Mitsubishi Lancer for third.
Class D (8 Cylinder & Turbo Class C)
The fastest class of the day was taken out by Chris Boyd with his Nissan Skyline producing a 59.81s best lap in session ten. John Bennett managed a 1:01.53 lap in his Holden Torana during the fifth session for second place on the day. Third overall went to Adrian Cassidy in another Holden Torana who again put together his best lap in session five with a 1:03.10 time.
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The next round of the Light Car Club of Tasmania Super Sprint season heads to Symmons Plains on April 14th. Head to their website for more information.
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